J&K records 79.9% voting in penultimate phase of panchayat polls
Jammu: J&K recorded 79.9 per cent voting Saturday in the penultimate phase of the nine-phased panchayat polls, state electoral officer Shaleen Kabra said. A massive 85.1 per cent polling was witnessed in five districts of Jammu division, while encouraging 49.6 per cent was witnessed in five districts of Kashmir division, he said.
The voting in the eight phase began at 8 am at 2,633 polling stations - 550 in Kashmir division and 2,083 in Jammu division and ended peacefully at 2 pm. The highest 89.8 per cent was recorded in Reasi district of Jammu region, while the lowest 9.1 per cent was registered in Budgam district of central Kashmir, Kabra said. He said Jammu recorded 84.8 per cent followed by Kathua and Samba -- 84 per cent each, and Rajouri -- 82.4 per cent.